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Sweet Drinks Back in Schools?

ParentDish takes a look at a loophole which is letting sugary drinks back into our schools. Read on:
Last year, when the nation's three largest beverage companies agreed to remove their sugary drinks from school vending machines, they were applauded…

… Originally, they agreed to provide only sports drinks and light juices under 66 calories per eight ounces to high schools. In the amended agreement, the wording was changed to include "other drinks" under 66 calories per eight ounces. This allows enhanced water beverages such as sugar-laden Vitaminwater and Propel to be sold alongside regular water.
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Kirsten - September 23, 2007 9:48 AM

Working for better healthfulness in our state schools is such an ongoing battle. Ugh--why can't we just get the corporations out of our public institutions? Isn't there an Ammendment about "separation of corporation and state"? Well, there should be, at least!

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